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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 January 2014

I got an email offering a week for two in a five-star hotel in Malta off-season for just £49. Seemed too good to be true, but I thought I'd check it out all the same. As expected, there was an unstated cost - this was in the form of a timeshare presentation taking a couple of hours of our break. Well - it still seemed like a really good deal, so we decided to go for it - and we are really pleased we did!

We had never been to Malta - and completely fell in love with the place even as the plane flew over the island on the way in to land.

The hotel is on one of the few proper beaches on the West coast of the island, in the the rural North. This makes it rather isolated, compared to St Julian, Valetta and so on. But nowhere on the Island is more than about 35 minutes away by road and I understand that the buses are really good.

An out-of-season resort hotel is slightly surreal - but this place was actually really quite good. The "Studio" room was plenty large enough for us, and the tiny kitchenette was plenty adequate for us - we ate out pretty much every day anyway. The gym was small, but well equipped; the indoor pool was divine, and the Jacuzzi and steam rooms were great. Unfortunately the men's sauna was out of service - but I understand the Ladies' one was great.

Most of the restaurants in the hotel were closed, but the Moka bar was good for coffee and croissant,in the morning - and a cocktail in the evening. The AgliOlio Italian restaurant was really good. The buffet breakfast we only had on our last morning, but was limitless and impressive.

The actual timeshare presentation was far from hard-sell - our salesman Malcolm introduced himself to us when we arrived, and booked us in for the morning of our last full day. He had organised a free tour and boat trip - but in the end we decided to hire a car and explore instead. We didn't buy the timeshare - it's an interesting proposition, but really not for us.

I am not sure how much I would have liked the place in full season - part of the charm for me was that the hotel felt almost deserted - but if you want a 5 star resort hotel in Malta - definitely would recommend it. And if you want to do it every year - then perhaps the timeshare is right for you.

Room Tip: Rooms either have a sea view or a "country view" - well we couldn't see much country f...
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Good Morning,

Thank you for your positive feedback with reference to your recent stay with us, We look forward to your next stay at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands.

Regards,

Karla

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Very remote, felt isolated at location, food main restaurants average, pillows uncomfortable, great staff, clean, nice beach. I was on business so not a holiday. Large hotel, lots of walking to get to reception, TV hard to use, never worked out how to use phone. Food warm not hot, bar service good.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

The hotel is lovely, it was a surprise that my room had a kitchenette. There is no hair conditioner. The gym is quite limited. You can watch the sunset and the beach is beautiful. It's very much away from the busy towns - like St Julians and Sliema. But you can get a bus right outside the hotel. The only thing is that the last bus back is at about 9pm. Plenty of beautiful coastlines to explore, and they kitesurf in the GoldenBay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had our wedding reception at this wonderful hotel. The event co-ordinating staff were amazing as well as the waiting staff in Essence Restaurant. The food was out of this world and was followed by coffees and truffles on the balcony for all our guest. People still talk about he meal as they were wowed with magnificent food and a magical evening of romance and laughter.

Room Tip: Beach view is essential as the rear faces farming land.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Good Afternoon,

I would like to thank you for sharing your experience about your wedding at The Golden Sands. Your kind words regarding our food and service were well received and I will be sure to share your review with the rest of the team.

Kind Regards,

Karla

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Excellent hotel and service. Very good breakfast. Room and bathroom extremely clean. I highly recommend it. Very relaxing in the indoor pool and jacuzzi, besides the fact that the changing rooms and rest rooms are very clean.Restaurants offer a variety good food as well.

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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Resort. We look forward to your next stay at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands.

Regards,

Karla

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very relaxing holiday, 5*service, very good restaurant Agliolio - fast and good quality food. Special care of us took: Noemi from reservations, Ivan F/O, Norbert from Agliolio. Really appreciated kids club animators and the fact of existing Deli and kitchen in the room (wow). Definitely will suggest this hotel for families with kids and hope to return ourselves :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Lovely place! Great staff, amenities are great also! Food in restaurants is great and the views are spectacular! Although the hotel is a bit cut off from the centre, it is definitely worth a visit as it is situated in one of Malta's finest corners!! Spectacular!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Golden Sands and We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

Karla

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Address: Golden Bay, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 5510, Malta (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mellieha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Family Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Spa Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mellieha
#1 Business Hotel in Mellieha
Price Range: £92 - £328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands 5*
Number of rooms: 329
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